How ocean currents can make the Arctic a model for reducing shipping emissions

How ocean currents can make the Arctic a model for reducing...

During the American War of Independence, the revolutionaries’ French allies were able to reach the new world faster than their British counterparts. This was...
Does a Russia-China alignment in the Arctic have staying power?

Does a Russia-China alignment in the Arctic have staying power?

The combination of climate change, Russia’s laser-like focus on its core interests in its High North region, and China’s expanding investments in the Arctic...
U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out of step with its spending priorities

U.S. rhetoric about the strategic importance of the Arctic is out...

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate resumed consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020. This is the bill that sets the annual budget...
While Norway invests its oil money for the future, Alaska wrestles over how much to spend now

While Norway invests its oil money for the future, Alaska wrestles...

While Norway continues to focus on the long-term future when it comes to the nation’s sovereign wealth fund, Alaska remains mired in the present.The...
Scare tactics on sea treaty put US Arctic interests at risk

Scare tactics on sea treaty put US Arctic interests at risk

Not that it will change anything, but Canada has given the United States another good reason to abandon its outlier status and approve the...
How Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw some of the last lines on its map

How Canada’s UN submission will (eventually) draw some of the last...

In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations to recognize an extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the...
Insulting Canada won’t help the US with its Arctic ambitions

Insulting Canada won’t help the US with its Arctic ambitions

In the summer of 1985, the United States Coast Guard sent the icebreaker Polar Sea on a voyage across the Northwest Passage from Greenland...
Can massive geoengineering projects stem the worst effects of climate change in the Arctic?

Can massive geoengineering projects stem the worst effects of climate change...

In 2016 an interdisciplinary team of scientists from Arizona State University suggested as a means to combat global warming that millions of windmills be...
What researchers can learn from the Arctic’s sleepless season

What researchers can learn from the Arctic’s sleepless season

The 1997 Norwegian thriller “Insomnia,” remade five years later in the U.S., featured a central character who could never get a good night’s sleep...
How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is backfiring

How the Trump administration’s rush to drill in Alaska’s Arctic refuge...

In early 2018, as the Trump administration began its dash to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, federal experts identified gaps in the...